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lumb or demonizes america or decont paint the properr historic picture of america. fight back and go to the pta and meetings and school board and i would say that people have to be active in the streets. the left is successful because they go in the streets. >> steve: they were effective in the street in michigan. >> and they get the ear of congressman and the ear of the press because they are in the streets. we have to protest when we think our constitutional rights given to us by thing fathers and god himself if they are in jeopardy we have to protest. >> steve: we saw that with the tea party. >> i like the tea party. >> steve: rabbi spiro, thank you for joinningugs. >> i appreciate it. thank you. >> steve: gretchen, what is coming up. >> gretchen: watch this as a mob turnos a fox news contributor. soy that's not even the worst of it. steven crowder, the guy punched in michigan, he will joinn us here next . then something equally as scary. >> brian: we go with the call of the wild man, next. here is neal to play us out. you will find out their story and the capture of turtles. >> g
interesting happened amid all the violence yesterday. america got a glimpse in to the soul of organized labor. >> hey! >> i wasn't talking to you. put your hands on me and see what happens. this is my message. leave us alone. we're done. >> but it wasn't always this way. the labor move in the america was once honorable group interested in carving out a slice of the american pie for the middle class. fast forward through decades of tough economic conditions. competition from china, india and brazil and 12 million americans willing to work for less slashed the union membership. organized later on the brink of collapse and the pressure is getting to them. what was a membership of hardworking men and women and big labor degenerated to band of anarchist thugs. peaceful protest given way to mob violence, vocal dissent turned to revenge. property destruction and violent assault. bob, you a bird's eye seat to. this got to be tough to come to term with the end of the movement. >> bob: you as delusional as you have ever been. the idea the labor move element go away because you wrote that crap is ridicu
in america. >> that's inexcusable. i don't disagree with that. >> it is inexcusable. i just wonder about the double standard. tearing down tents, punching people. really, i don't understand. mike, can you explain this stuff for me? i believe i've said it on the show time and time again, unions, after world war ii, helped create strong, vibrant middle class. >> yeah. >> we talked to steve rattner about jobs coming back to america at 14, 15, $16 an hour. we don't celebrate that. i'm glad they're here instead of china, but heck. if we had an economy that would support $30-an-hour jobs, i'd be for that. better than a ceo. you know, destroying a company and then getting a $200 million payout. but that said, what is wrong with a state allowing an american to work where he or she wants to work without having to be compelled to pay union dues? >> well, this state, michigan, was such a part of the core of unionism in this country, the foundation of the united automobile workers which at one point had over 1 million workers in its enrollment is now down to roughly maybe 350,000 workers. the united
been reports on the voice of america that an iranian team of scientists have been seen recently, in recent days in north korea. so there is questions about the relationship between, and any help that may have been provided to the north koreans by the iranians. clearly the north koreans are very proud of this long range ballistic missile launch. the one in april failed miserably. and for the first time then they admitted that it did fail publicly. this time they extended the window and did not invite foreign journalists to watch this and simply announced when it was successful. they didn't want to take a chance of it failing again. the north koreans trying to time this to coincide with the death of their, their leader a year ago, and so that's why they're carrying this out this week. it is an attention-geting exercise. most u.s. officials believe. the pentagon has been notably silent in reaction to the launch last night, jenna. jenna: it has certainly gotten a lot of our attention and we'll be talking about it today. jennifer, thank you. >> reporter: thank you very much. jon: for
. the rate of workplace deaths is 53% higher! that is bad news for america's workers. but it's great news for mcdonald's or walmart or any of the corporations who are paying full-time employees so little that they're categorized as poor. it is true that global businesses want places to easily pay less to workers without clout. they want to locate there. just like they want to pay people less than their own home countries. but their countries also may not have our minimum wage or our child labor laws or our safe fireproof factories. should america be in a race to the bottom? or should we leave the treatment of workers with, dare i say fairness and equity? but this is not about economics. this is about politics. think about the ramifications of these figures. union employees receive 28% more in wages and benefits than nonunion ones. for women the une advantage is 34%. for african-americans, it is 29%. for hispanics the union advantage is a whopping 50%! union members african-americans, women and hispanics. is it a
for the middle class of america and for harmonious labor relations. this is a tragic day in the history of the labor movement but more importantly in the history of michigan. >> eliot: i could not agree more. very quickly unfortunately time runs short. the argument made by the governor of michigan and others who support this wrongheaded law, is that it will help job growth. it will generate a flow of capital into the state. do you buy that? >> no, no. i think a very unharmonious michigan will not be a good place for people to come to do business. essentially, having people fighting each other management, labor, fighting each other. this is not going to bring business to michigan. that is -- it is not true historically and it is not true in terms of what makes common sense. he has instead of creating a united michigan, a divided michigan and employers companies, aren't going to want to come and put their place down in a divide michigan, in constant, constant battle. it is a serious mistake all around. >> eliot: or
with the know-how we need for a new tomorrow. [ male announcer ] make sure america's ready. make sure you're ready. at devry.edu/knowhow. ♪ ♪ i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. >> eliot: when michigan's governor rick snyder ran for election in 2010, he adamantly denied right to work as part of his agenda. this afternoon he signed it into law. sandy levin called the governor out in an op-ed in the descroit free press writing what the governor is unleashing is a right to freeload which will reduce resources for effective representation, increase tensions among employees and sow ill will just when we need cooperation to grow the economy for the benefit of all. unless the governor stands up to the special interests that persuaded him to make a 180-degree turn on this issue so fundamental to the fabric of our state, he will engender a michigan di
, but their fortunes will turn again? or is this really the end of real powerful unionism in america? joining us now is mary kay henry, president of the service employees international union who is born and raised in the great state of michigan. miss henry, thank you very much for taking the time. >> glad to be with you, ezra on this incredible day for working people all across the nation. >> so tell me what is incredible about it. what comes next, not just in michigan, but for american labor? >> i think you just told the story beautifully. i understand there were two 90-year-old flint sit-down strike areas the rally in lansing today. and they stood up in the 1930s to build the american middle class, as we once knew it in the '50s and '60s in this country. and since 1972, workers have been losing wage gains that were won when 30% of us had the right to bargain and lift wages for everybody. and i think snyder is action both decides that michigan needs to become a low wage economy, where you have to string together three jobs in order to make ends meet, and eliminate the remain
cheer is now a crime scene. goods morning. well come to the breaking news coverage on "america's newsroom." i'm bill hemmer. nice to see you, martha. terrible story. martha: terrible images. watching people walking out with hands over their heads. good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. here's the story. the shooter killed two people before killing himself. another victim we know this morning remains in critical condition. she is fighting for her life at this a witness saying quote, he had the look of death in his eye. bill: we're also hearing more about the terrifying moments inside the mall. people ducking for cover. hiding in store aisles and shielding their young children. >> my friend was already on the ground, you know, crawling toward the doors. i heard two more shots. i jump on the ground crawling toward the door. i heard this guy yell, get on the ground, get on the ground a couple times. i got up and i just started running. bill: it is believed the gunman entered the popular mall through the macy's department store before going on his rampage in a food court. da
? >> well, let's start out with the facts. no worker in america is forced to join a union. the national labor re-elections act say that any worker -- our uaw constitution says any worker who does not want to be a member does not have to be. they still work. the question here really is do citizens in a community pay their fair share of the police, the fire, the snow removal, any of the services they get from that community? yes, they do. i want to ask governor snyder, is he -- >> no, no. no. bob, let me ask you the question. i know you had fun with me on that one. in other words, you have to pay the equivalent of the dues even if you're not a member of the union, right? you're forced to do it in order to work. >> you don't have to be a member of the union. so it's not about freedom to be in the union or not. you don't have to be a member of the union. >> why should you be forced to pay the equivalent of union dues in order to work? >> you're responsible to pay your fair share of the cost of representation. if two workers are on the line, they both get the benefit of the contract, they ge
america! well, don't think we won't detect your call center accents, india n.a. how are michigan's union members takintaking this news? >> prounion protesters are swarming the capital building in lancing. >> hey, hey, ho, ho, right to work has got to go. >> union busting is disgusting! (laughter). >> jon: dude, you're from michigan, detroit, "8 mile." you've got to come up with better rhymes that busting-disgusting if you want to win the khraoe climactic rap. you have to put effort into it. (laughter) (cheers and applause) look, you have one job at one factory, when you seize every benefit you could, yo, our palms are sweaty, knees week, arms heavy, working in a factory all day building chevys, like the volt, you plug it in, and then you win -- ecologically, because if it was an actual race you would not -- actually. you've got to dues collect for the unions oro bahts are going to come and take away our jobs or to the chinese kids with the tiny hands to work and go -- ♪ this of ha tunety comes once in a lifetime note? note yo! (cheers and applause) you know what i realized? if i perfor
the average guy in america even though i have so much more? >> i'm not an economist and i don't engage in that level of detail. first of all i hang out with regular people, not necessarily rich people. i think what some people would say is that capital itself is a driver of progress, and growth and so fort, and so if you tax capital too heavily like in capital gains you actually diminish the potential for investment in new opportunities be they conventional growth opportunities or alternative new investments in alternative energy. so i get both sides of that. and honestly, on the fairness and moral side, that only goes so far, too. what i try to convince people and when you frame it this way pretty much everybody gets it. again, it is not -- i consider myself to be selfish here, at least 50% the other side may be partly moral. i'm selfish because i'm interested in having a good life and i want my kids to have a good life and that depends more than anythingen oh the country and the world that they live in. >> dr. richard rockefeller thank you for joining us. we really appreciate it. >>
point and they don't want to go that way. you are seeing a glimpse of what the future is like as america gets broker and broker, that you will see people prepared to do all kinds of things out there on the street and in that sense it is what could be a lot worse in two, three, four years, as america slides off the real fiscal cliff into the great abyss of bankruptcy that awaits. it is not going to be pretty. >>neil: but i am not worried, i know you have a christmas cd out, so, at least if we are going to slide down the abyss we could slid down the chimney first and listen to some great music. do you sing in this? >>guest: yes, i sing. i sing. that was a beautiful segue, they should teach that in broadcasting school. i do sing on the album with my pal jessica and a terrific orchestra and it and beautiful music to slide, to plug your ipod in as you go over the cliffally. >>neil: but you do not take christmas tunes and march them to conservative causes like silent night, nothing like that, right? these are songs i actually like like "santa claus is coming to town." we do them in special arr
interestingly for the management of industrial america. for the good of america, we know that there will be winners and losers. coming to resolution is good for the country. we've got to use that as our gie guide post. >> last year boehner and the president were at -- were at 800, that looked like it might get done on new revenue. then supposedly the president heard from -- read the tea leaves from some republicans and thought he could go up another 400 to 1.2. this time he started at 1.6, and now the new offer yesterday is reportedly 1.4. what can -- what can the country take do you think that won't hurt growth? is it 1.4 -- you got to raise the high end, you got do the 2% going to 39.6. then you got to do stuff with dividends and you got to do -- to get to 1.4, you're talking about maybe doing stuff with muni bonds. you got to go all over the place to get that number. >> yeah. and joe, look, i mean, any kind of tax increase has the effect of putting the brakes on the economy. we've got to reach a resolution between cost reductions and revenue flexibility. i would hope t
and if the unions don't answer that call with new ideas and a new program, america will be a right to work nation by the time hillary rodham clinton completes her second term. i particularly like that last part. what actually happened politically on the ground in the failure of that constitutional amendment. what did the argument look like there? >> well, the union decided they wanted to put this on the ballot because the right to work discussion kept bubbling up. they wanted to put an end to it. what they did instead of just saying let's not deal with right to work, let's do that and they wanted to repeal a lunch bunch of other laws too. a lot of people felt it was after overreach. even democratic party officials say privately that perhaps they bit off too much with the proposal and as a result as soon as it failed so badly, right to work came up again. >> were democrats united behind that proposition though? i mean democratic leadership and not voters. >> absolutely. absolutely. a ton of money was spent to try to get it pass and defeat it. it got defeated and the unions said a lot of people, ev
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. we live better because their good work building america. you can find out more about their good work at the website www.teamster.org and if you thought the war on working families was over, think good. it started in wisconsin, moved on to ohio. now, the battleground has shifted to michigan where governor rick snyder didn't hesitate right away sign that right to work legislation last night even though before he had promised labor leaders he didn't like it, he didn't want to see it happen in michigan. on the ground in michigan. >> hey, bill. >> what can we do to turn this around? what is the determination? i would imagine you and other leaders of the labor movement in this country are not just going to accept this and walk away. right? >> no. this is a battle that goes on and on and on. this has been going on since the tea party took over a number of state houses in 2010. we have seen it in ohio, wisconsin, indiana, michigan there is a battle in new hampshire for right to work, missouri constantly. this is basically the far right-wing trying to basica
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